YEARS ago, as a kid, I watched with fascination as a pretty girl whipped out a glossy black compact and proceed to touch up her makeup in a crowded train…intrigued I peered a little closer and saw a separate compartment for a sponge placed next to a rectangular shaped powder which had the letters ‘ZA’ embossed on them. When she closed her compact, with a discernible click, inter-linked white ‘C’s greeted me. At that moment, I decided… someday when I grew up, I was going to own one of those glossy, chic and classy black compacts…
GUERLAIN has a collection known called Guerlain Meteorites Powder Collection. The Les Météorites Powders are part of the collection.
Ever hear of this brand – B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful? It is the sister brand to Lush. Lush specialises in skincare, haircare and bath products but BNTBBTBB (sorry…its name is way too long!) specialises in makeup!! I was told by their sa that all products are suitable for vegans and mirrors Lush’s idea of using natural ingredients for their products.
I have not personally tried any of their stuff but I did test-drive their fragrances and played with their glitter – loose Face and Body Glitter and Metallic Loose Powder when I was in store…gorgeous!! The loose glitter is slightly chunky but the loose metallic powder are gorgeous!! These come in pretty carved wooden jars and their fragrances all came in vintage bottles and because its vintage, not every bottle is the same. This idea of different packaging remains true for their other products…the same shade of lipgloss or eyeshadow would come in an array of different gorgeous beaded casings! So besides choosing the shade you want, you also get to choose the casing!! The idea is to turn makeup into a hobby…making each product collectible…apparently each beaded casing is hand made in India!
Their products are available at B Never To Busy To Be Beautiful . There are only 3 stores in UK right now, two in London- Convent Garden and Oxford Street – and one in Leeds. I do believe they ship international in case anyone is lemming for these…oh…am sure you can find these in Japan…apparently the Japanese ladies absolutely love their stuff.
I have uploaded photos of their products taken from their websites…they wouldn’t allow any photographs to be taken in store!! Am not too sure if the pictures are accurate colour wise…but I must admit their packaging looks sooo pretty!!
Main Picture is their foundation.
Right column, Top to Bottom – Cream blusher, powder blusher and face powder with face brush.
Their face powders, blushes (cream and powder) and face powder all come in refills…so dont forget to choose a gorgeous casing right at the beginning!!
Main Picture is their Eye Kohl.
Right column, Top to Bottom – Pressed eyeshadow, Metallic Loose Powder and Loose Glitter Pots (Face and Body Glitter)
More pictures of their pressed eyeshadow…note the different casing designs!!
More pictures of their glitter products…the smaller pictures are the glitter for face and body while the pictures of the close up are the loose metallic powders…if you want glitter, shimmer, sparkles…this are an absolutely must have for you!!! Havent convinced you yet? How about these…
The full range of loose glitter for face and body…not good enough you say?? Would these help??
The entire range of Loose Metallic Powder…
Main image is their Lip Stain – reminds me of what those ladies use in those period/wuxia dramas!!
See those gold things inside the pretty casing?? Apparently its gold foil!!
Has anyone tried their stuff before?? Let me know what you think of them in the comments!
I hope you enjoyed drooling over the pictures!!
Images from https://www.bnevertoobusytobebeautiful.com/
I have updated my post on La Mer pressed powder with more information…please see - News: La Mer Pressed Powder
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Latest addition to hit the La Mer counters…a pressed powder!!! Yup! A pressed powder…
- Packaging – Comes in a silver compact with 2 separate compartments. When you open the case, you see the powder and underneath the powder is another compartment for the sponge.
- Price – £58++
- Shades – I have no idea how wide the range of shades are but there is a choice.
- Refills – Unfortunately its non-refillable
- Availability – Selfridges from May 1 2009 (Exclusive to Selfridges for the next 6months)
- April 30th 6-8pm at Selfridges → A evening where there’s a talk on La Mer products and where you get the pressed powder specially colour-matched to your skin. (perfect time to test drive their foundations too!)
Firstly – boo on the non-refillable aspect! I so dislike the idea of non-refillable compacts…to me its another way for companies to suck our hard earn lives cash away…
Secondly – on a environmental aspect…it is so not environmentally friendly!!! Think of all the extra packaging to be thrown away…think especially of the extra paper that is burnt (I am talking about my hard-earn cash!!)
Thirdly - if this is anything close to their loose powder…darn…I can so see my cash burning up…
Fourthly – if anyone wants to sign up for the event, call Rachel at the Selfridges counter at 0207 318 3868. Do hurry, the appointment book seemed pretty full already and get this…there is no booking fee…how rare is that??
Hope this helps!
POST UPDATED: April 22nd 2009
Apparently Selfridges already has this item at the counters but its actually the Treatment Powder Foundation…not a pressed powder.For more information, please see – Creme de la Mer Exclusive
Posts that might interest you:
- Skincare Review: Creme de La Mer
- Skincare Review: La Mer The Hydrating Infusion
- Skincare Review: SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid
This is an update from my previous post Spring Review: Dior and Chanel 2009 after I had the chance to see the collection in real life.
On the whole, this collection is great! I love neutrals…which this collection has…and red lippies…which this collection has too! You really cant go wrong with neutral shades and red lippies from Chanel!
However… there were some disappointing items…
Top Row: Django & Poudre Universelle Compacte Beige
Bottom Row: Fandango #57 & Vendetta
Django is a pale peach pink with shimmer. Sounds great… looks great in the bottle. Unfortunatedly its rather opaque and thus turns a milky off white on my fingers…anything that is opaque + milky = corpse fingers on me. But for others who look good in opaque milky shades, this is a nice shimmery neutral.
Vendetta is a dark purple with shimmer. Unfortunatedly…on my fingers, its black with a hint of purple. I wish this would be a dark shimmery purple. Please see All Lacquered Ups’ post on Chanel Spring 2009 – Vendetta and Django where she did a comparison of other dark shimmery purples.
Joues Contrast Blush
Fandango is a shimmery peachy (almost orangey on me) shade. This would probably work for tanned ladies…but on me – fair skin with red undertones, the sa suggested using it for contouring instead. I passed on this…cos it looked orangey on my skintone.
Ok…this I do not get. Why make a pressed powder limited edition??
The Eyes and Lip products were much better in my opinion. Reviews coming up…do stay tuned!
Hope this helps!